Moorabbin Control Tower - 2000s
RVAC clubhouse

Between 1975 and 1977 this new Control Tower was constructed at Melbourne/Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) Airport, adjacent to the site of the previous Tower on the western side of the aerodrome. The Tower is 18 m high and steel clad with external supporting columns. This was the first of a group of Tower constructions designed with cost saving in mind. Others built in a similar style included Avalon, Port Hedland, Karratha and Albury.

At a later stage an adjacent building was constructed to house equipment on the lower floor, and offices and rest facilities on the upper floor.

The Tower was originally painted green with the external framework in a rust-red colour. During the 1990s it was repainted white overall.

The photos here were taken in 2005 (above) and 2007 (below).


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Click here to see the 1949 Tower

Click here to see the 1962 Tower

Click here to see the Mobile Tower at Moorabbin while the new Tower was being built

(Photos: Phil Vabre)

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